As you may recall, we at Human Resources PolicyPro have been following up on the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP) since 2015. On February 3, 2017, the federal government announced the roll–out of the CERP.
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In late November 2015 we were advised by the Department of National Defence that it was “working with Employment and Social Development Canada to finalize all elements of the Program to ensure a seamless and comprehensive roll-out...., it is projected that web-based information for CERP will be fully accessible online through the Canada.gc.ca website in winter 2016.” In July I was still unable to find any further information on the program, and so I contacted the Department of National Defence and asked them for an update.
As was previously mentioned, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (“TFW”) program on June 20, 2014. Among these changes was a proposal to impose fines of up to $100,000 on employers who violated the TFW program. The names of employers who were fined, and the amount of the fine, would also be published on the public list of violators.
At the end of September 2014, Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) published a discussion paper, which proposed to implement a system of Administrative Monetary Penalties (“AMPs”) for violations of the TFW program. It also proposed to increase the maximum ban for employers who violate the TFW program from two years to ten years (a permanent ban was also being considered).
On June 12, 2015, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading “TFW program administrative monetary penalties for employer non-compliance”